We get it, shipping might not be your favorite part of running an Online Store – until now, that is! As far as we’re concerned, the dreaded shipping process is a thing of the past. We’ve modernized and redesigned our shipping feature for an efficient new look and feel, complete with some entertaining as well as intelligent new features.
Shipping Visualization Feature
This Shipping Feature packs a punch, and is definitely worth getting excited about! Not only is the Shipping Visualization Feature incredibly efficient, it’s also just plain fun. Loving what you do takes on a new meaning with this almost game-like feature, and the ability to see items in the hypothetical box is a groundbreaking aspect of our Packing Visualization. Users can also rotate items within the box in order to get an idea of how they will be packaged. In addition to these already cutting-edge features, you can hover over each item within the box to see the dimensions input as well.
How is any of this possible?! Well, it’s all thanks to our smart new algorithm combined with the option of over sixty predetermined or custom box sizes that you can choose from! In order to use this feature, Legacy Box must be disabled under the General Options section in the Admin area of your store.
Box Packing Algorithm & Sizes
While the Legacy Box packing algorithm previously packed items based on volume alone, the new algorithm is a bit different. It is based on both dimensions and volume for more accurate calculations to alleviate any pain points you and your team may experience. The new feature takes dimensions of each box and calculates their volume individually in order to pack items accordingly. Our system recognizes this and automatically packs larger items first for you, with smaller items on the top. Items are then packed side by side, vertically up the side of the box. Instead of various sized boxes, the system distributes them evenly by weight and strives to have the same weight per each package of its type instead of adding many different sized items.
And that’s not all! With over sixty preset box sizes, we are confident that we have your first choice on hand. All sixty of these box sizes are the most commonly used, and there are various options available for any of your packaging needs. However, if your preferred box size is not on the list, you can create a custom box size that will work perfectly for any and every type of item you need to ship.
Are you searching for a way to control who can see and use different types of shipping methods in your Online Store? Look no further! The Permissions feature you already know and love can be applied to shipping as well giving you the option to restrict the type of shipping method users are allowed to use For those of you who are new here and may not know what Permissions entail, let’s dive in!
What exactly are Permissions? Permissions create unique user experiences that control what users can see and experience in the Store. This feature helps to create a more relevant and efficient shopping experience for each individual user based on a set of “rules” put in place by the Administrator. These “rules” determine the group each shopper is in and what they can see.
Flat Rate & Weight Based Shipping
So now that we’ve covered our state-of-the-art shipping features, what kind of shipping options do we offer? First, we offer basic flat rate shipping, which is just like it sounds! It is not in any way connected to the size, weight, or shape of the item being shipped. Next, we also have weight based shipping!
While flat rate shipping is not based on how much the item weighs, weight based shipping is the exact opposite – imagine that! This means that if you opt for this option, shipping will be calculated by weight of the box. Interested in something more? Check out our amazing shipping integrations!
Integrations: UPS, USPS, FedEx, & Shipstation
Whichever shipping option you choose, we’re here to help you stay on track! Well, at least our Integrations are. Between all of our super powerful shipping Integrations, you’ll be more organized than ever.
With UPS, USPS, FedEx, you’ll be able to quickly pull in accurate shipping rates based on weight and dimensions. In addition to these options, we also offer the ShipStation Integration! This integration is especially helpful when you’d like to manage shipping, track orders, and even print labels!
For more information, check out our Support Article which provides a step by step guide with more information on enabling our various Shipping options.
For more assistance, please contact us today!